Definition of hang tight
: to wait before doing anything Investors are being advised to hang tight until the stock market rebounds.
Word by Word Definitions
: to fasten to some elevated point without support from below : suspend
: to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension
: to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height
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